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76003 Asian Law and Legal Systems

6cp; one session
Requisite(s): ( 70616 Australian Constitutional Law OR ((76006c Public International Law OR 70108c Public International Law OR 76110c Introduction to Public International Law) AND 70110 Introduction to Law))
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Description

Preparing law students to be internationally aware practitioners is crucial in our globalising world. As Australia seeks to strengthen its political, cultural and economic links with Asia, developing knowledge and cultural understanding of Asian legal systems is increasingly important. This subject is designed to introduce students to the reception and operation of legal systems in several countries of East and South-East Asia, with special reference to the reception of European law and Islamic law by these countries.

The focus of study is the legal systems of China, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, but the broader discussion of legal transplantation and pluralism, 'Orientalism', and the impact of cultural and religious values on legal development as relevant in many other countries in the Asian region is also introduced. Students have the opportunity to discover and discuss alternative perspectives of law and to understand how legal systems develop in the context of particular historical and cultural experiences.


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